Health care still priority during break
Monday, August 3rd, 2009
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives head to their home districts before voting on a massive health care reform bill.
With no formal agreement and several alternative proposals to President Obama's plan, there was just too much to overcome to meet the President's goal of passing a bill in August.
Delaware Congressman Mike Castle says he'll spend much of his time back in the First State talking to people at meetings and community events about health care reform.
Castle says finding savings should be the priority right now, before putting a tax on Americans to pay for the overhaul.
"I think we should look at savings within the health system before we look at any kind of taxation," Rep. Mike Castle, (R) Delaware, said. "There are a lot of costs that go into health care and I think there's a lot we could do that would help in that area before we look at taxation."
Castle predicts it'll be at least mid September before the House votes on any health reform legislation, when both the House and Senate return from a summer break.